When you have wounds that are difficult or take a long time to heal, MaineGeneral Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine is here for you. We welcome referrals for our comprehensive wound care services.
Some examples are:
- Chronic osteomyelitis
- Ulcers (venous, pressure, vascular, neuropathic, diabetic)
- Wounds (traumatic, surgical, cancerous)
You have access to a full range of the latest wound treatment methods, including:
- Application of skin substitutes
- Compression therapy
- Conventional wound care
- Growth factors
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Specialty dressings
- Total contact casting
- Vacuum-assisted closure
Our staff includes wound care physicians certified in hyperbaric medicine, specially trained nurses, hyperbaric technologists and a full-time patient services representative.
You'll find the highest-quality care and service to every patient, every time.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that enhances your body’s natural healing process.
You inhale 100 percent oxygen in a total body chamber where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled.
A typical hyperbaric treatment takes two hours from arrival to departure.
The number of treatments and length of each one are determined by the treating physician based on your diagnosis and response to treatment.
Generally, patients require 30-40 daily visits, Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays and weekends.
Conditions that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for hyperbaric treatment and are generally covered by insurance include:
- Air or gas embolism
- Central retinal artery occlusion
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
- Compromised skin grafts and flaps
- Crush injury and other acute traumatic ischemia
- Diabetic lower-extremity wounds, including foot woulds that have not responded to standard wound care
- Gas gangrene
- Necrotizing soft-tissue infections
- Non-healing wounds
- Radiation tissue damage
- Severe anemia
- Sudden sensorineural hearing loss
- Thermal burns
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Decompression illness (The Bends)
- Cyanide poisoning
- Acute peripheral artery insufficiency
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